Two sporting superstars from Leeds have joined forces to remind families to make sure they take the free school meals they are entitled to.
A West Yorkshire Police report into its contact with Jimmy Savile says there is "no evidence" he was protected from arrest or prosecution.
Campaigners against the closure of care homes in Leeds will attend a public meeting tonight.
West Yorkshire Police says it did not intend to mislead anybody about the number of Jimmy Savile's youngest victims in a report it published on Friday.
The 59 page report said that Savile's youngest victim was only five years old but did not state that he allegedly abused four children of that age. The force says the investigation into Savile's activities is an ongoing process and the figures could change again if other victims come forward.
Severely disabled Paul Lamb from Leeds is at the Court of Appeal in a bid to change laws governing the right to die. Mr Lamb who is 58 years old has been paralysed from the neck down since a car accident in 1990. He explains here why it is so important the law is changed.
A third of school children in Sheffield skip breakfast because of exam stress new research has revealed. The figures have been released as primary school children across the country begin taking their SATS exams.
Figures for Sheffield are as follows:-
- One in four pupils who did not eat breakfast were unable to concentrate during exams and became anxious and irritable.
- 36 per cent skipped meals because of nerves
- One in five pupils said they never ate breakfast
- 50 per cent said they wished they had eaten breakfast before their exams
Figures for Leeds are as follows:
- One in five pupils felt more pressure from their teachers when they sat their SATs
- Nerves left half of pupils unable to sleep during exams
- 19 per cent said they could not eat
- 62 per cent of pupils said not eating breakfast would leave them tiered during exams
Councillor Ann Castle, Lord Mayor of Leeds
Six thousand runners hit the streets of Leeds of today for the annual Half Marathon. Organisers are hoping to beat the one hundred and fifty thousand pounds they raised for various charities last year.
It's the second time the event has been overseen by Run For All - the organisation responsible for similar events across the Calendar region and which aims to continue the charity work of Jane Tomlinson wo raised nearly two million pounds for charity before she died.
The Leeds half marathon takes place in the city this morning. Organised by Jane Tomlinson's For All Events for the second year running it takes in 13 miles of the city, past some of its most iconic landmarks. The run begins at 9.30am from the Headrow.
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Tributes have been paid to country musician Stu Page who has died aged 59. Stu who was born in Leeds, released several albums and had been performing right up until his death on April 28. He died from lung cancer. His funeral will take place in Leeds on Monday.
Hundreds of teachers gathered in Leeds to protest about the Coalition's plans for education. Speakers claimed teacher morale was at an all time low with many leaving the profession.
They are also concerned about performance related pay and pensions. And they called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to rethink reforms due to come into place in the autumn.
Charity walkers from Yorkshire have set off for London to take part in a midnight marathon. Around sixty women will walk around the Battersea course to raise money for a variety of breast cancer charities. It is hoped the marathon will raise around fifteen thousand pounds.